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Waive hello: Czerkawski returns to Bruins

BOSTON -- Mariusz Czerkawski is returning to the Bruins.

The Boston Bruins on Wednesday claimed the veteran right wing
off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Czerkawski will report to Boston when his U.S. visa process is
completed, the Bruins announced.

A native of Poland, the 33-year-old Czerkawski was drafted by
the Bruins in 1991 and entered the NHL with the club at the end
of the 1993-94 campaign. He played two-plus years in Boston
before being dealt to Edmonton in 1996.

Czerkawski had four goals and one assist in 19 games this season
with the Maple Leafs, his fifth team.

The 6-foot, 200-pound Czerkawski has 211 goals and 219 assists
in 729 career NHL games. He was an All-Star with the New York
Islanders in 1999-2000, when he had 35 goals and 35 assists.